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The facts the anti-frackers ignore

University of Maryland researchers recently warned that hydraulic fracturing - the process of shaking oil and gas free from shale deposits far belowground - could endanger the health of nearby residents by exposing them to air and water pollution.  

DEP hopes new drilling rules will help find, cap abandoned wells

State environmental regulators hope new oil and gas drilling rules aimed at modern shale drilling will help them find and cap more of the 200,000 old and abandoned wells that dot the countryside.  

Aker Philadelphia: Keel layed for LNG-ready product tanker

The new 50,000 dwt product tankers are based on a proven Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design which incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability, and the latest regulatory requirements.  

LNG exports get federal approval from Dominion's Cove Point terminal

Federal approval of a much-debated liquefied natural gas export facility in Maryland sends a signal for more drilling in Appalachia that the industry began celebrating Tuesday and environmental groups met with more opposition.  

EPA says greenhouse gas releases from wells, pipelines decline

The U.S. oil and gas sector reduced greenhouse gas emissions from well sites, pipelines and processing facilities last year despite the industry's continued growth, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.  

If nothing else, Marcellus Shale activity fueling need for snake handlers

The Marcellus Shale natural gas activity in Pennsylvania has created numerous job opportunities, including one that involves rattlesnakes.  

Beaver County to receive nearly $3.1 million upfront, drilling royalties for county parks

They're here: A drilling contract and the public's first and only chance to formally comment on the multimillion-dollar deal.  

Erie company pays $250,000 fine for Marcellus Shale violations

An Erie company has paid a $250,000 fine for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law and Department of Environmental Protection regulations while doing Marcellus Shale natural gas pipeline work in Lycoming County.